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Put those brooms away: Tulane baseball team looking for series wins in balanced AAC race, starting this weekend at South Florida

Advocate photo by Buddy Delahoussaye-- Louisiana-Lafayette infielder Joe Robbins (12) attempts to breakup the double play as Tulane infielder Stephen Alemais (2) makes the throw to first base on Tuesday, April 12, 2016, at M.L. Tigue Moore Field in Lafayette.

Entering the softest part of its American Athletic Conference schedule, the Tulane baseball team still anticipates a hard road to the regular-season title. Nothing has come easily for anyone in this balanced league, so why expect anything different down the stretch? “It’s competitive,” freshman starting pitcher Ross Massey said. “There are a lot of… Continue reading →

Tulane pitcher Corey Merrill ‘very close’ to returning

Advocate file photo by A.J. SISCO  --  Tulane pitcher Corey Merrill

Tulane pitcher Corey Merrill went to coach David Pierce’s office Tuesday and pronounced himself ready for the rest of the year. The visual evidence he provided in an intrasquad scrimmage was even more significant than his words. Pierce said Merrill, a junior who had the third-best ERA (2.12) in the American Athletic Conference as a Friday… Continue reading →

Sunday rainout can’t damper Tulane coach David Pierce’s optimism after Saturday’s come-from-behind victory over Houston

Advocate staff photo by A.J. SISCO  -- Tulane head coach David Pierce is interviewed during the game with LSU at Turchin Stadium in New Orleans, La. Tuesday, April, 26 2016.

The rain that wreaked havoc on Jazz Fest and the Zurich Classic of New Orleans finally cost the Tulane baseball team a game, but the wasted time did not change coach David Pierce’s sunny outlook. The Green Wave’s Saturday night comeback from a 4-0 deficit to beat Houston and American Athletic Conference preseason co-pitcher… Continue reading →

Three Tulane players sign NFL free-agent contracts

Although no Tulane player was taken in the NFL draft for the first time in three years, three of them signed free-agent contracts by Sunday morning. Defensive end Royce LaFrance, from Harvey who attended Helen Cox High, is staying in New Orleans after signing with the Saints. LaFrance had 20 career sacks with… Continue reading →

Tulane stages rally, drops Houston 10-4 to even waterlogged AAC series

The rain had gone and the skies had cleared a bit, and yet things still looked bleak for the Tulane baseball team Saturday night at Turchin Stadium. The Green Wave trailed Houston by four runs in the bottom of the fifth, and Cougars starting pitcher Seth Romero — whom Tulane coach David Pierce called “the… Continue reading →

Breaks go Houston’s way in a 10-6 win over Tulane to open their series

An anticipated duel between two of the best pitchers in the American Athletic Conference turned into a dud for both of them. So did the result for Tulane. In a matchup of the teams picked 1-2 in the preseason AAC baseball poll, Houston took advantage of a leadoff walk, two bloop singles, a pair of wild pitches and… Continue reading →

Super pitchers take the spotlight as Tulane faces Houston

Advocate staff photo by A.J. SISCO  -- Tulane pitcher Emerson Gibbs (29) throws against Illinois State at Turchin Stadium in New Orleans, La. Saturday, March. 26, 2016.

Tulane baseball coach David Pierce has a simple piece of advice for anyone attending the weekend series against Houston at Turchin Stadium: Don’t be tardy. “You better get to the ballpark on time because the games might be over in about two hours,” he said. “There will be a lot of strikes. I don’t see any… Continue reading →

Anthony Wilkins to remain a Tulane men’s basketball assistant; Roman Sposato added to coaching staff

The offices around Mike Dunleavy are starting filling up. Tulane’s new men’s basketball coach, who is just now settling into his future home, has added two types of familiarity to his coaching staff Wednesday afternoon. Anthony Wilkins, who served under previous Green Wave coach Ed Conroy for three seasons, was retained by Dunleavy as an assistant coach. He… Continue reading →

Tulane resurgence ‘adds to the atmosphere’ as LSU visits sold-out Turchin Stadium

Advocate staff photo by A.J. SISCO  -- Tulane fans cheer on the Green Wave as they play LSU at Turchin Stadium on Tuesday.

The sidewalk outside of Roberts Bar was full at 5 p.m. on a Tuesday. The sun splashed into the Calhoun Street dive — located across Claiborne Avenue from Tulane University — as patrons stood shoulder-to-shoulder adorning some variation of purple, green or gold. But this wasn’t Mardi Gras. This was a pregame bash for Tulane baseball when… Continue reading →

Tulane frustrates LSU bats again for first series sweep since '07

Advocate staff photo by A.J. SISCO  -- Tulane starter J.P. France allowed one run on six hits and one walk while striking out  six in 7.1 innings Tuesday night in the Green Wave's 4-1 win over LSU at Turchin Stadium.

Different venue, same result. The Tulane fans in a record crowd of 5,215 at Turchin Stadium got exactly what they came to see and are starting to expect. J.P. France cooled down the hot LSU bats as the Green Wave beat the Tigers 4-1 on Tuesday night, completing a home-and-home sweep of the… Continue reading →

Source: Receiver Devon Breaux returns to Tulane football team

After skipping spring practice, wide receiver Devon Breaux will return to the Tulane football team in the fall, a university source confirmed Tuesday. Breaux, a redshirt senior from Donaldsonville, had 35 catches for 431 yards and three touchdowns in 2015 but decided to concentrate on track and field after new coach Willie Fritz was… Continue reading →

Long snapper Geron Eatherly heading to Tulane

The kick-snapping woes that plagued the Tulane football team in 2014 and 2015 might be a thing of the past. The Green Wave made it official Monday that long snapper Geron Eatherly will enroll for the fall semester and be under scholarship as part of the 2016 signing class under new coach Willie Fritz. Eatherly, from… Continue reading →

Tulane caps sweep of Central Florida with 6-0 victory

The Tulane baseball team scored a series sweep — and got a record to show for it. The Green Wave beat Central Florida 6-0 on Sunday in Orlando to complete a three-game sweep of their American Athletic Conference series. Alex Massey and Corey Merrill combined to blank the Knights, giving Tulane a school-record 10th shutout this season.… Continue reading →

Matt Braud homers as Tulane gets past UCF 4-3 in series opener

ORLANDO, Fla. — Tulane weathered a rain delay and a three-run sixth inning by the Knights as it posted an American Athletic Conference win at Jay Bergman Field. Matt Braud’s two-out homer in the top of the seventh was the difference. The solo homer put Tulane (24-13, 4-5) ahead for good after UCF tied the… Continue reading →

Tulane will try to wake up its sleepy bats at UCF

Advocate file photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- Tulane shortstop Stephen Alemais (2) celebrates with his teammates after scoring in the ninth inning against LSU on March 29 at Alex Box Stadium.

A 12-0 rout of Southern Miss on Tuesday was good for the soul, but the Tulane baseball team knows it won’t roll up that kind of total against the pitching it will face in the American Athletic Conference. Patience and persistence at the plate will be pivotal for the Green Wave (23-13, 4-4 AAC) this weekend… Continue reading →

Self-belief helps put Tulane’s Dominik Koepfer atop rankings

Photo provided by Tulane Athletics -- Tulane tennis player Dominik Koepfer

The scene is familiar at the City Park/Pepsi Tennis Center. In an intense practice point with teammate Constantin Schmitz, Tulane’s Dominik Koepfer, the No. 1-ranked NCAA men’s player, retrieves one shot after another before Schmitz charges the net behind a forehand drive into the corner. Lunging to his left, Koepfer hooks a cross-court backhand past Schmitz for… Continue reading →

BIG résumé booster: Tulane blows away Southern Miss 12-0

After a team meeting, Stephen Alemais and Tulane did not need much time to take out all of their recent hitting frustrations on Southern Miss. Alemais doubled to lead off the bottom of the first inning, Hunter Williams followed with three-RBI double into the gap and Hunter Hope hit a two-run homer in the second as the Green… Continue reading →

Given the AAC’s struggles, Tulane’s Tuesday night matchup with Southern Miss looks pivotal

Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- Tulane celebrates the Green Wave's 7-1 win over LSU, Tuesday, March 29, 2016 at LSU's Alex Box Stadium, Skip Bertman Field in Baton Rouge.

The Tulane baseball team’s first series loss of the year and the American Athletic Conference’s season-long struggles have increased the magnitude of Tuesday night’s game against Conference USA co-leader Southern Miss. The Green Wave (22-13) needs all of the good wins it can get to bolster its NCAA regional at-large candidacy. The Golden Eagles (27-10) head the… Continue reading →

Tulane football: As spring wraps up, Willie Fritz is encouraged by running back depth and offensive line’s growth

Advocate staff photo by ELIOT KAMENITZ-- Dontrell Hilliard sprints for long yardage as he is chased by Stephon Lofton during Tulane's spring game played at Yulman Stadium  in New Orleans on Saturday, April 16, 2016.

After the Tulane football team completed the last of 15 spring practices Monday morning, coach Willie Fritz and offensive coordinator Doug Ruse were convinced the Green Wave will be able to run effectively in the fall. The Wave has a long way to go in plenty of areas, but it can start building with running… Continue reading →

Cincinnati hands Tulane baseball its first series loss of the season

Advocate staff photo by A.J. SISCO  -- Cincinnati infielder Kyle Mottice (4) slides under the tag of Tulane infielder Stephen Alemais (2) at 2nd base as infielder Jake Willsey (17) watches at Turchin Stadium in New Orleans, La. Saturday, April, 17 2016.

Pivotal losses always prompt more questions than answers. When those ugly defeats happen on a Sunday, to lose a conference series, those inquiries only become more pronounced, as they did following Tulane’s 7-4 loss to Cincinnati in the series finale at Turchin Stadium. What happened to the Green Wave’s once-imposing hitting? Does Tulane (22-13, 4-4 American)… Continue reading →

Rod Walker: Tulane’s spring game settled nothing, but don’t overlook Devin Powell in the Green Wave’s quarterback competition

Advocate staff photo by ELIOT KAMENITZ--Quarterback Devin Powell spins the ball in his hand on the sidelines during Tulane's spring game played at Yulman Stadium  in New Orleans, La. Saturday, April 16, 2016.

Willie Fritz isn’t sure who would start at quarterback if Tulane’s season started today. Fortunately for the first-year Green Wave coach, there’s still plenty of time to decide. All indications, though, are that it would be Glen Cuiellette, the redshirt sophomore from Mandeville. If not him, then true freshman Darius Bradwell,… Continue reading →

Tulane spring game: Guerry Smith breaks down the Green Wave’s day

Advocate staff photo by ELIOT KAMENITZ-- Chaz Augustini makes a touchdown on a pass play during Tulane's spring game played at Yulman Stadium  in New Orleans, La. Saturday, April 16, 2016.

1.What we learned Tulane’s quarterbacks are a long way from helping the team win. Granted, the no-contact policy hurt Glen Cuiellette and Darius Bradwell in particular; they could not do much damage with their feet when referees blew the whistle every time a defender breathed on them. But Cuiellette, a redshirt sophomore who has… Continue reading →

'We've got a long way to go': Tulane's ground attack shows promise, passing game struggles in spring game

Advocate staff photo by ELIOT KAMENITZ-- Head Coach Willie Fritz talks into a recorder as he walks behind quarterback Glen Cuiellette during Tulane's spring game played at Yulman Stadium  in New Orleans, La. Saturday, April 16, 2016.

The Tulane football team’s spring game revealed the same strengths and weaknesses that were apparent during the first three weeks of drills. The running backs and defensive linemen excelled while the passing game showed plenty of room for improvement Saturday at Yulman Stadium in a 72-play scrimmage that featured the first live tackling under new coach Willie… Continue reading →

Tulane spring game primer: Four downs, what to expect and more

Advocate staff photo by A.J. SISCO  -- Tulane running back Dontrell Hilliard  takes a Jordy Joseph pass 6 yards against Tulsa.

Tulane spring game Noon Saturday, Yulman Stadium FOUR DOWNS 1. Quarterback quandary Neither Glen Cuiellette nor Darius Bradwell proved ready to command the offense in an open competition. Their two-way battle likely will turn into a three-man chase when freshman Johnathan Brantley arrives in the fall. The candidate who… Continue reading →

Tulane spring game: Quarterbacks Darius Bradwell and Glen Cuiellette get their chance to make a first impression

Advocate staff photo by JOHN McCUSKER -- Darius Bradwell takes a snap at Tulane spring practice Tuesday, March 31, 2016.

Darius Bradwell dropped back, looked downfield and launched a deep ball to receiver Devin Glenn for a long gain on a fade pattern during Tulane’s football practice Friday. A little later, Glen Cuiellette connected with Terren Encalade for 20 yards on a perfectly timed out route. Just in time for the end of spring… Continue reading →

Tulane pitcher Emerson Gibbs, who starts Friday against Cincinnati, has his game ‘coming together’

Advocate staff photo by A.J. SISCO  -- Tulane pitcher Emerson Gibbs throws against East Carolina last week at Turchin Stadium in New Orleans.

Like many hotshot high school pitchers without overwhelming stuff, Emerson Gibbs cooled down quickly when he arrived in college. These days, though, he is putting the deep freeze on opposing hitters. Midway through his senior season, he has become the most dominant member of the Tulane baseball team’s productive weekend rotation, harkening… Continue reading →